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In Today's Issue

  • Memorial Service Planned for Robert Hopkins
  • Memorial Art Gallery Exhibit Solves a Puzzle
  • Pediatric Sleep Center Helps Get Kids Back on School Clock
  • Go Green: Green Your Meetings

News and Announcements

Memorial Service Planned for Robert Hopkins
The University will hold a memorial service for Robert Hopkins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at the Interfaith Chapel. Hopkins was one of the first scientists to use the computer as a tool for designing optical systems and was among the first to recognize the important role the laser would play in the future of subjects like solid state physics and quantum physics. He died July 4 at age 94.

Memorial Art Gallery Exhibit Solves a Puzzle
A new exhibit opening at the Memorial Art Gallery Friday, Aug. 14, tells the story of how the secrets of The Printseller's Window (1882-83) were solved one by one through the detective work of guest curator Pete Brown.

Pediatric Sleep Center Helps Get Kids Back on School Clock
Staying up late and sleeping in might be great perks to summer vacation, but without a gradual change in habits, kids can face a rude awakening come September. Heidi Connolly, associate professor of pediatrics and psychiatry, who manages the Pediatric Sleep Center at Golisano Children’s Hospital, offers ways to modify children’s sleep schedules before the school year begins.

Go Green: Green Your Meetings

go green
If there is a constant in the workplace, it’s almost certainly meetings. Meetings don't be the resource depleters that they can become. Here are some simple tips for attending and holding a greener meeting.
Read about other ways the University is going green.
August 12, 2009
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Today's Forecast:
Partly Cloudy, High 78°
Sunny, High 82°
Today's Event Highlight
62nd Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition
Memorial Art Gallery. All day.

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Rochester in the News
Scientific American (August 11)
"Is the Frog-Killing Chytrid Fungus Fueled by Climate Fluctuations?"
"On a month scale, temperature fluctuations could have strong effects on the immune system," explains Jacques Robert, associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the Medical Center. "When you start to change temperature, going up or down, there is some suppression in the animals." Read more...

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (August 11)
"The Missing Master's Students"
Sociologists consider why the fastest growing part of graduate education is passing them by, the danger the trend poses to their discipline—and what to do about it. Read more...

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